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Author Australia. Productivity Commission (2007 : Melbourne, Australia)

Title Behavioural economics and public policy : roundtable proceedings : Melbourne, 8-9 August 2007
Published Melbourne, Vic. : Productivity Commission, 2008
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 MELB  330.010994 Aus/Bea  AVAILABLE
Description v, 179 pages ; 25 cm
Contents A befavioural background for economic policy -- Motivation crowding theory: a new approach to behaviour -- Behavioural economics and the Federal Trade Commission -- An analysis of behavioural economics from a consumer policy perspective -- Behavioural economics and public policy
Summary "The Productivity Commission convened a roundtable on the topic Behavioural Economics and Public Policy at the Sofitel, Melbourne on 8 and 9 August 2007. The invitees included senior government officials, academics, consultants, journalists and representatives from consumer groups. Keynote presentations were given by Professor Eldar Shafir from Princeton University and Professor Bruno Frey from Zurich University. The roundtable examined the policy implications of behavioural economics - a relatively new field that applies insights from psychology to economic issues and analysis. Participants discussed the contribution that behavioural economics can make to a broader understanding of people's motivation and behaviour in markets and the implications for policy and regulatory approaches. Behavioural economics has particular relevance to consumer policy, and insights gained through the roundtable made a useful contribution to the Commission's inquiry on Australia's consumer policy framework." -- Productivity Commission Website
Notes "May 2008"
Bibliography Includes bibliographial references (pages 159-179)
Notes Commonwealth of Australia 2008
Subject Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Consumer behavior.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Australia. Productivity Commission.
ISBN 9781740372527